Monday, August 31, 2009

No excuses…

I’ve got no excuses for why I dropped off the face of the earth. I was just in a hole that I just couldn’t seem to get out of. Thankfully, my family and bestest friend (my darling hubby) was around and supportive.

So what have I been doing?

avoiding everyone online and off… some of you have tried to get in touch with me and I’ve been curt… sorry…

finished watching the latest season of Criminal Minds and Leverage. Watched Top Chef Masters and the lastest season of Top Chef. Watched G.I. Joe, Transformers and I can’t remember what else too. Found a lovely website that has loads and loads of file sharing links so I watch them all online and free of charge. Yipppeee!

Read about 40 books I think. I’m a regular library visitor!

Took numerous long naps.

see a pattern forming? didn’t wanna think or deal with life… just vegetated… literally. I think I’ve put on weight but I really don’t wanna know how much. *sigh*

Was completely lazy especially about taking care of me… so got sick four times – mix of coughs/colds and a lovely bout of UTI… sigh…

Didn’t wash my face much so found out how many blackheads I could ‘grow’ on my nose and how badly my cheek pores could get blocked. Sounds gross huh? Shows you how totally blah I was feeling. :(

My climb outta the hole started with me realising how long a downer I was having and consciously making the effort to reconnect with life.

just something as basic as using cleansers then working up to using my masques again helped to lift my spirits. Slowly, oh so slowly, my skin has cleared up and my blackheads are saying “adieu”. I love the power of a proper cleansing routine that works well.

With regards to makeup, it was just powder first… slowly building up to the full eotd posted. I haven’t used my falsies… not quite at that level of “glee” yet.

I’ve got lots of pigments to play with. Some were prezzies from loving friends, others I bought but haven’t touched yet.

For now, I’ll be working my way through TSS’ grab bag… concentrating on one thing at one a time is a way to keep my momentum up.

As for the rest of my life, I’m still sending kids to and from school, still doing the laundry but making more of an effort to reconnect with friends and setting myself goals to accomplish each day.

Thanks to one particular friend for bugging me non stop about blogging… you know who you are! *big grin*

I hope you’ll stay with me as I wander through life and discover more gorgeous colors that it has to offer.

to end… here’s a lovely birthday ‘cake’. It was so nice and sweet and lovely. And no, it wasn’t my birthday. It was my hubby’s :D


TSS Grab Bag eotd #1

This is gonna be an on going eotd series until I finish using up every last one of my grab bag colors. So you’ll be seeing bags with little purple dots on them (my way of keeping track what I’ve used already).

This first posted look was using colors from this post.


Monistat – base – all over lid
NYX JEP in French Fries – lid up to crease and smudged up
TSS Steam Dream – patted on lid and used as highlight
TSS Frenzied Freefall – on crease blending upwards
TSS Extreme Ribbons – on outer crease/V
TSS Built on Matchsticks – lightly blended on the upper outer crease… if that makes any sense. Got the idea from one of Petrilude’s YT videos. Gave a little pop of color which unfortunately doesn’t show up in the pics.
MM liquid liner in sparkly black

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